Southern sweet tea is something you’re going to desire to make by the gallon. Clarkson Potter, 2008

Southern sweet tea. Renee Schettler Rossi

A Note On Crooked Spoons

We couldn’t assist but include this note written by Martha Hall Foose and discovered in her cookbook alongside this Southern sweet tea dish.

” Sweet tea or unsweet tea?

” The summer season Mockingbird Pastry shop opened, Delta publication, our regional Vanity Fair, bestowed upon us the honor of “Best Sweet Tea.” We had actually ordered lots and lots of those crooked-neck spoons that can hold on the side of an iced tea glass. In the following 18 months, the spoons had almost all disappeared. I could not picture they were getting gotten rid of. I even set up a magnetized trash can cover to catch them. I had actually scoured the location searching for them. One day, in the middle of the lunch rush, I spied a female deftly swipe her tea spoon into her pricey handbag. As she was a regular consumer and well related to in the neighborhood, I chose to let her get away with the petty theft. I was, at the very least, happy that the mystery of the disappearing spoons had been solved. Several days later on she returned with her typical luncheon coterie. I’ll have you understand that when the table was bussed, there was not a single crooked-neck spoon to be found. The next time she lunched with us, the spoons were left behind when she departed. I do not believe she had reformed her methods; I think she just had obtained a service for 8. The rest of the spoons should have been absconded with by comparable crooks.”

Sweet Tea

  • Quick Glimpse
  • ( 2 )
  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • Makes 3 quarts

Active Ingredients

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Place the tea bags in a large pitcher. Pour in 3 quarts (12 cups) of cold water and let high at space temperature level for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring 1 cup of cold water and the sugar to a boil. Simmer, stirring occasionally, till the sugar has actually liquified and turns into what’s referred to as a sugar syrup.

Eliminate and discard the tea bags from the pitcher. Serve the tea over ice, with lemon and mint, if wanted. If you’re serving the sweet tea with lemon slices, pass them on the side so that the juice can be squeezed into the tea and the lemon discarded.

Sweet Tea Dish © 2008 Martha Hall Foose.

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